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« : July 23, 2007, 03:24:22 PM »

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/13336/american-idols-movie-car-replicas-are-not-really-classics-not-really-restored-but-are-really-big-stupid-fun.html



The cars:
General Lee Dodge Charger
Batmobile
Mad Max Ford Falcon Interceptor
Back to the Future De Lorean Time Machine
Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino

The results: [/b]

5th place

Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino

Highs: Powerful, sounds great, and Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller signed the inside of the decklid.

Lows: It’s a ’74 Gran Torino.

The Verdict: More pimp adjacent than actually pimp.

4th place

Back to the Future De Lorean Time Machine[/b]

Highs: Lights, smoke, and a flux capacitor that’s a dead ringer for the original.

Lows: It’s tough to get to 88 mph, and there’s no rearward vision. The Mr. Fusion is fake—so you’ll need plutonium.

The Verdict: Great on film, a chore on the road.

3rd place

Mad Max Ford Falcon Interceptor[/b]

Highs: An unusually sweet-driving car with which to face marauding biker gangs.

Lows: Right-hand drive, the blower is fake, and if you need parts, they’re on the other side of the planet.

The Verdict: A postapocalyptic icon good-natured enough for a preapocalyptic world.

2nd

General Lee Dodge Charger

Highs: Real muscle even without the Dukes’ drag. It’s quick, and it’s the same color as the shorts on a Hooters waitress.

Lows: Awesome thirst for race gas,
nonexistent brake feel, hard to hide
from Roscoe. Can only fly once.

The Verdict: The mountain may get ’em, but the law never will..

and in 1st place

Batmobile[/b]

Highs: Looks amazing, loads of gadgets that work, shoots flames out back.

Lows: Dead steering, lousy acceleration,
capes get stuck in doors.

The Verdict: Any Bruce or **CENSORED** is a caped crusader.

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